The attacks of September 11th dominated headlines across the country and even in some places overseas. Here in Alaska, local and state news became irrelevant compared to the tragedy on the East Coast. KTOO’s newscasts, a staple of Morning Edition programming every weekday morning, took a backseat to national network programming. The day after September 11th, however, we were able to air at least one local newscast.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.